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Apr 29th 2017 at 10:03:25 AM

This thread discusses all eras of the Teen Titans. And yes, this includes the teams just called the Titans.

Marv Wolfman actually worked on Teen Titans during the original run. Aside from issue 18, which was a one off he wrote with future New Teen Titans editor Len Wein, he wrote Wonder Girl's origin in a back up story of issue 22. I find it interesting that Wolfman got to later expand upon it during the New Teen Titans era (you know, before Crisis on Infinite Earths made it complicated).

That being said, I think when Wolfman wrote the story in 1969, he was implying that Donna's family died in that apartment fire. The teen pregnancy and child selling racketeers must have been thought up later because any comic book writer would know there was no way you could gotten away with talking about such heavy subject matter in the 60s.

Apr 30th 2017 at 11:29:18 AM

You're probably right, but really it didn't need much expansion. If he'd chosen to leave it that her family was killed in the apartment fire, that would have been entirely fine. He got a great story out of expanding it, as "Who is Donna Troy" is one of the highlights of his run on ''The New Teen Titans," Still, they rarely revisited Donna's adopted family (the family of the woman who had adopted her, and then had to put her back up for adoption when her first husband died, who then welcomed her into their family when Dick Grayson tracked them down); they only showed up again for her wedding and in the early part of the story where she became Troia.

Wolfman's Titans has loads of unused, or barely used, ideas that are introduced and then never referred to again. The Children of the Sun, for instance.

May 2nd 2017 at 1:14:19 PM

I wonder what George Perez contributed. After all, he was listed as a "co-creator" of the comics with Wolfman, which implies he did more than draw the book.

May 3rd 2017 at 2:30:51 PM

He helped create Starfire, Raven and Cyborg. Also, he was Wolfman's co-plotter. Wolfman liked having a close working relationship with the artists he worked with, if at all possible (it's how he worked with Gene Colon on Tomb of Dracula, which is widely considered to be one of the best comics series of the 70's). He and Perez would get together and co-plot the stories, and then Wolfman would prepare the script, which would then be given to Perez to draw.

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Sep 4th 2017 at 7:51:14 PM

Le bump.

Today I was out with my friends and we ended up in a book shop. On a whim I went to buy some comic omnibuses... but they didn't have 52 Volume 1. So I bought the first two Volumes of Wolfman and Pérez's run of The New Teen Titans. I've heard very good things about this run thanks to Linkara's March of the Titans retrospective he did some years ago, so I'm looking forward to reading it.

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Sep 4th 2017 at 10:35:49 PM

[up] Yeah it is a pretty good run. Up until the whole Wildebeast Society story; that was the point were the run starts to dip in quality for me.

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Sep 5th 2017 at 2:32:50 AM

So what exactly is Raven's powerset? I know it's different from the show, but so far her only abilities seem to be astral projection and what I like to call "explosively dramatic teleportation."

edited 5th Sep '17 10:22:51 AM by Karxrida

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Sep 5th 2017 at 2:48:28 AM

Initially she could only teleport, heal people's injuries and sense other people's emotions. The cartoon made her a telekinetic and sorceress.

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